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yannessa_is_god

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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #105 on: March 02, 2019, 05:40:07 PM »

It's as if the Phillies have completely forgotten why they had to rebuild in the first place.

Agreed lol. Harper to boot is IMO very much overrated (I honestly sometimes believe that his accomplishments are somehow confused with those of Mike Trout because of their similar age). The Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, and maybe even the Angels can stomach that kind of contract, but a lot is going to have to happen for this deal to pan out.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2019, 03:24:55 PM »

Had to laugh.  First baseball preseason power ratings came out and the comment by the Pirates was "Hopefully Bob Nutting puts the team up for sale soon. Yinzers deserve better".
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2019, 03:36:51 PM »

Had to laugh.  First baseball preseason power ratings came out and the comment by the Pirates was "Hopefully Bob Nutting puts the team up for sale soon. Yinzers deserve better".

DR, if us Pirate fans were only that lucky.  It will never happen.  Hell, he is going to eventually hand it over to his children.  Depressing as hell for sure.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #108 on: March 07, 2019, 05:36:02 PM »

Cole Tucker hits 2 long home runs, the 2nd a game-winner breaking a 4-4 tie with Balt.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #109 on: March 14, 2019, 04:06:45 PM »

Baseball has approved some rule changes for this year and next year.  The big one for next year is that a relief pitcher must face 3 batters minimum now.  They will also tweek how the rosters can expand come September. 

For this year the only noteworthy thing is there will be 1 single trade deadline. 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26259301/mlb-tweaks-some-rules-now-more-coming-20
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2019, 05:40:08 PM »

MLB and MLBPA are also beginning talks on a new CBA. A couple of agenda items will probably not sit well with the Pirates like "the manipulation of service time that keeps the best prospects in the minor leagues to begin a season, the luxury-tax threshold that some believe discourages spending, and the gathering of biometric data that has become commonplace among major league teams."

TBH, I think some of the changes like RPs having to face 3 batters or fewer if the RP closes out an inning in fewer than 3 batters (for ex, comes in with runner on 1st, gets DP, then next batter) will just return the game to closer to what it was before all the fantasy stats took it over.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #111 on: March 14, 2019, 07:57:07 PM »

The "manipulation of service time" issue is a pretty much all teams issue, not just a Pirates issue.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »

Blue Jays doing it to Vlad Guerrero Jr as they are looking for any excuse to keep him off the MLB roster.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2019, 12:58:11 PM »

The Cubs tried with Kris Bryant until his numbers were just so strong they had to bring him up.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2019, 07:45:42 AM »

It was pretty amusing during last evening's game vs TB to hear Brown et al heap praise on the Pirates' bullpen aces, then see them all proceed to blow a 4 run lead resulting in a tie game final.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #115 on: March 18, 2019, 10:43:53 AM »

Pirates names KANG as starter at 3rd and Gonzalez starter at SS to open the season.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #116 on: March 18, 2019, 07:31:32 PM »

I wonder if they'll try to move Colin Moran since it appears Ke'Bryan Hayes is close to major league ready. Bucs will be the 2nd team where Moran has lost the 3B job to a better player.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2019, 07:51:58 PM »

Iíd prefe to keep Moran around for a year or two as a bench option. Lang doesnít play more than 3 days in a row. So he will start probably close to 50 games.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2019, 06:23:15 PM »

I'm not even sure what the market would be for Moran, but I would agree with keeping him.
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Re: Pirates Off-Season 2018 to 2019
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2019, 07:22:13 PM »

Trout isnít going anywhere soon as he signs an extension with the Angels. He is locked up for the next 12 years at 430 million total. 
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